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of the u.s. government, the pastor here says he is not backing down. on the anniversary of september 11, he plans to take the islamic holy book and burn it. burn the koran. pastor terry jones says he has more than 200 coran and he claims a message from god to pile them up and burn them saturday. >> it is by no means a stunt. we have thought this out. we have prayed this through. we believe that this type of message is right now very, very necessary in america before it's too late. >> reporter: the church's associate pastor -- >> it's a smith & wesson .40 caliber. >> reporter: says he's now armed after hundreds of e-mails flooded the church's in box. messages like, swear by almighty god, i will slay the church pastor terry jones in front of the church door. the center sits outside a cow pasture in gainesville, florida. the congregation here numbers less than 50. while this afternoon their leader said he is undeterred -- >> we have no intention of cancelling. >> reporter: -- pastor jones admits he's never read the koran but takes no responsibility if burning it leads to an attack on a u.s. so
just before 4:30 near la vista drive and franconia road. tracee wilkins joins us from alexandria. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, barbara. investigators wrapped up their investigation here in the immediate neighborhood. they have not wrapped up their search for the suspects. fairfax county police are going door to door warning neighbors and searching for clues after a 23-year-old woman was sexually assaulted at a neighborhood bus stop. >> we believe this attack was random. a woman standing at the bus stop waiting for the bus. someone approached her from behind and began to assault her. >> reporter: it happened just before 4:30 this morning on franconia road, a major commuter route. a man jogging by found the woman. police were there within minutes. a quiet suburban area. >> it's very unusual for this area, this neighborhood. we have been here for 40 years and never had a problem. >> reporter: the victim is expected to be okay and is recovering at fairfax hospital. for people who live in this community, the hope is that the suspect is caught quickly. >> we have good police patr
in michael bloomberg. but only from a legal standpoint. >> the u.s. constitution says you have a right to do that. period. end of story. the government can't stop you from burning a book. i said i thought it was distasteful, disrespectful and outraged, that it jeopardizes this country and our troops but the constitution protects it. >> reporter: not even the white house has been able to convince zwroenz drop his plans, to burn copies of the koran this saturday, the ninth anniversary of 9/11. >> as of this time, we have no intention of canceling. >> i am heartened by the clear, unequivocal condemnation of this disrespectful disgraceful act. that has come from american religious leaders of all faiths. >> reporter: even gainesville city officials are looking for a way to stop it but so far, no luck. nbc news. >>> today vatican also condemned the plan to burn the koran. general david petraeus is warning against burning the koran. he is commander of u.s. and nato forces of afghanistan. he said if the koran burning does take place, images of the event will be used by extremist in afghanistan and a
and burn him. pastor jones said he is the who is offended. >> they are burning our flag and pictures of us. we are supposed to do nothing? we are supposed to apologize for our actions? we must do something. >> reporter: the church displayed more than 200 korans to news cameras. some they bought and others were donated. the church will burn them saturday, the anniversary of 9/11. >> we believe in what we believe. we believe in the bible and standing up for it. >> we are not going to allow that! >> this as the protesting construction of an islamic center near ground zero. he is proceeding with the community center that will be multifaith with separate prayer room for muslims, christians, jews and other faces. he is planning a multifaith memorial for the victims of 9/11 and insists he is sympathetic to the families. let us commemorate of anniversary of 9/11 by pausing to reflect and meditate and tone down the rhetoric that serves to strengthen the radicles and weaken beliefs and our values. moderate muslim americans say the protests and the threatened koran burning signal a growing intoleranc
knows what it's like to struggle through tough times. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with more on how the president plans to reexcuse the company. >> one of the harshest critics is from john boehner in a region that's been hit hard by unemployment. the president expected to urge congress to let the bush tax cuts expire for the wealthy, individuals earning over $200,000 and couples over the $50,000, plus he wanted to spend $50 billion on transportation projects and create $200 billion in business tax breaks allows small businesses to write off business investments giving them more money to hire new workers. >> we're talking investments tomorrow that are creating thousands of private sector jobs right now. >> reporter: all of it ending for tax breaks by big companies. they say it's the wrong approach. >> i don't think americans want any more stimulus coming out of washington. we need to get our arms out of out of control spending. >> it's to aid democrats in november that's sick of washington politics. >> the state of the nation is what should be the driving force and n
have my tutu on and my disco shoes. >> she wants all of us to be free and to find ourselves and our individuality in dress the way you talk, walk, whatever. and we're all just being liberal. we come here to party. we're all here for the same thing. we're going to have a good time. >> reporter: some seemed to leave part of their costume at home. >> lady gaga likes to walk around in next to nothing. i wanted to channel a little bit of her. >> reporter: your parents know you're dressed like this tonight? >> they do. i put the jacket on for them. >> reporter: many parents we spoke to bringing even the littlest of fans to lady gaga's provocative outfits don't send the wrong message to children. >> she knows, she's 12, she's not allowed to dress like that. ♪ it will be okay ♪ just dance >> reporter: this night was also about the music. and fans looking to hear lady gaga up close paid a hefty price. how much did you pay for your ticket? >> $250. >> reporter: is it going to be worth it? >> yeah, because i'm going to be standing in front. i have general admission. i'll be at the front of
of the burning books would be used the incite violence. in the same way that extremists use images from the abu ghraib prison in iraq. >>> president obama went to cleveland to talk about tax. he chose to do in it cleveland, home of one of his biggest critics, boehner. the president proposed new tax breaks for small businesses. >> i don't think the american people want any more stimulus spending coming out of washington. this is neither a short term spending measure. >> let me be clear to mr. boehner and everybody else. we should not hold middle class tax cuts hostage any longer. >> president obama said the republican tax cuts for millionaires helped leads to the problems we're now facing. >>> dozens of food service workers are walking the picket line at george mason university. they claim the conditions they are working under are unsafe and they're asking for more protective equipment. they also alleged they've been retaliated against for unionizing. they released a statement in response to the protests, saying safety is a key priority and the sauft training with workers. they say they support
this morning. good morning and thanks for joining us for "news 4 today," i'm eun yang. >> i'm craig melvin in for joe krebs, it is wednesday, september 8th, 2010. 76 degrees, 6:00 a.m. on the dot. tom kierein joining us. yesterday a taste of summer, this weekend perhaps a taste of fall? >> beginning by this time tomorrow morning, we'll be right back down into the 50s. so fall-like weather returning. it is going to be another warm day. right now ahead of a weak front we do have a few sprinkles that have been passing through loudoun county just now coming into northern montgomery county near sugar loaf and it may hold together and of move through pools vlt and towards damascus in another 20 minutes or so. a few sprinkles in western loudoun county and northern culpepper county. these are all drifting to the east and tending to dry out as they move east. we probably aren't going to see much in the way of any rain. we have an increased fire danger as a result of the parched conditions. 74 in washington, it's a balmy morning, 70 shenandoah valley and low 70s montgomery, arlington and fairfax. we
afghanistan are so angry about the planned burning of the koran, they denounced the u.s. and the church has posted anti-muslim slogans on the internet and advertised a koran burning right in front of its church, the dove world outreach center coming up on the anniversary of 9/11. the goal according to the pastser is to stand up to islamic extremism. u.s. military leaders and top officials in the administration, condemn his plan calling the act un-american. david petraeus reacted with this statement, the safety of our soldiers and civilians would be put in jeopardy and accomplishment of the mission would be made more difficult. >> we think that these are provocative acts. they are disrespectful and intolerant. they a they are deadvicive. >>> this demands the strongest possible condemnation. >> to those who do this, i say, you bring dishonor to the name of jesus christ. >> all of those leaders from many different faiths gathered to condemn the burning. the pastor has to carry a weapon because he has got p 100 death threats. he has been denied a bonfire permit. it will remain to be seen whethe
the defender in new york city mayor michael bloomberg. but only from a legal standpoint. >> the u.s. constitution says, you have a right to do that. period. end of story. the government can't stop you from burning a book. i said i thought it was distasteful, outrage, it is a threat to our troops. the constitution protects it. >> reporter: not even the white house has been able to convince him to drop the plans. to burn copy of the koran this saturday, the anniversary of 9/11. >> as of this time, we have no intention of canceling. >> reporter: the near universal condemnation is being heard. >> i am heartened by the clear, unequivocal condemnation of this disrespectful, disgraceful act. it has come from american religious leaders of all faiths. >> reporter: even the gainesville city officials are looking for a way to stop it but so far, no luck. chris clackum, nbc news. >>> members of a mosque in silver spring here are hosting a meeting in respond to that plan to burn the koran. they say they will hold an interfaith dialogue and demonstrate their commit. to peace. >> we are not going
number of weeks. there's a weak front coming through that may give us passing showers. highs today in the 80s. the sun is back with a blustery wind this afternoon. you have to watch out for wildfires. blustery winds tonight and tomorrow. 50s tomorrow morning and mid-70s friday with bright sunshine. and morning lows 50s. so some cool weather coming in for a few days. a look at sunday into next week in ten minutes. >>> we are starting off very quietly this early morning. 95 out of virginia, very quiet as you can see the headlights leaving newington through the springfield interchange, no problems to and across the 14th and freeway and anacostia river bridges are in great shape. the pace by colesville is nice, no big problems to report this early morning. the bw parkway and 95 in maryland are also wide open. >>> it's now 4:42. still to come, the jetblue flight attendant who made a dramatic exit, some conditions laid out to keep him out of jail. >> a big deal may be brewing, and we may bringing. who says the redskins are talking about albert haynesworth. >>> the job that [ male announc
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